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    Crumbling buildings in Rome (pictured) only add to the atmosphere in a country where old is redefined and western civilization begins. Explore Italy!

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    Ireland
    The Emerald Isle is world famous for its landscapes, foods, beers, and culture. Explore Ireland!

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    This mountainous country unites ethnic Germans, French, and Italians; making it home to a number of diverse cultures. Go Now!

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    Although linked to Scandinavia, as an island Iceland has a culture all its own, but most visitors come for the natural beauty. Explore Iceland!

Social Life in Luxembourg

Behavior

The Luxembourgers are very well aware of the world around them as well as the differences in opinions and behaviors. Because of this they are quite understanding of various cultures and foreigners so odd behaviors are generally accepted (but not encouraged).

Your behavior should begin with modesty as being loud, rude, showing off wealth, or dressing provocatively will get you stares. Likewise, placing yourself above others or boasting is viewed negatively, whether that be in your attitude, talking about finances, making others wait for you at a meeting, polluting their environment, or even in personal relationships. Putting others down gets the same reaction; Luxembourgers view men, women, minorities, and people of all sexual orientations as equals and not doing the same can be very offensive.

As a visitor to Luxembourg, try to follow the lead of the locals by being modest, dressing in like manner (see below for details), dining in the local etiquette (see our Luxembourg Dining & Food Page), and avoiding sensitive conversation topics such as politics, finances, and business unless initiated by your local counterpart.

Dress

The traditional dress in Luxembourg is similar to that of neighboring countries, which generally meant women wore dresses and men wore shirts and pants. Today this traditional dress has made way for modern western-styled clothing similar to that found throughout much of the world.

As a visitor to Luxembourg you are free to wear just about any western-styled clothing, but do dress for the occasion. Dining out, business settings, and churches are require more conservative and formal clothing, while just wandering around a city as a tourist means just about anything is acceptable clothing so long as it's not too revealing.

This page was last updated: November, 2013